Biography / CV
Nitesh Chawla is the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, and director of the research center on network and data sciences (iCeNSA) and the Data Inference Analytics and Learning Lab (DIAL) at the University of Notre Dame. He started his tenure-track career at Notre Dame in 2007, and quickly advanced from assistant professor to chaired full professor position in 2016. He has brought in over $18.5M dollars in research funding to the university, and has published over 180 papers. His research is focused on data science, machine learning, and network science. His work has also led to transformative interdisciplinary applications in healthcare, environmental and climate sciences, education, and national security. A theme of his research program is "big data for the common good". He has received numerous awards for research, scholarship and teaching.
He is the recipient of the 2015 IEEE CIS Outstanding Early Career Award; the IBM Watson Faculty Award, the IBM Big Data and Analytics Faculty Award, National Academy of Engineering New Faculty Fellowship, and his PhD dissertation also received the Outstanding Dissertation Award. He is a two-time recipient of Outstanding Teaching Award at Notre Dame. In recognition of the societal and community driven impact of his research, he was recognized with the Rodney Ganey Award and Michiana 40 Under 40. He is a Fellow of the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values;, Fellow of the Institute of Asia and Asian Studies; and Fellow of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame. He is the founder of Aunalytics, a data science software company.